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August 20, 2017

August Market Trends

If you thought that the real estate market cools off in Winter, think again! Despite being in one of the coldest and darkest months of the year, things have been busy here at First National Newcastle City.

We have seen a strong surge of first home buyers in the under $650k market after the stamp duty laws were changed on the first of July. We have also witnessed a growing interest in and around Mayfield. Another trend that has made our...

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August 05, 2017

Diez Apartments in Mayfield now 75% sold!

We are so excited to announce our Diez apartments are now 75% sold!

It has been a privelege to work with Whitehead Property Group on this new and exciting residential project in thriving Mayfield. 

Watch our video of why Mayfield is growing and what is so special about the Diez Apartments below:

Diez, Mayfield

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions

Warm regards, 

George Rafty and Luke Murdoch

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June 16, 2017

A word about self-congratulating awards

I'm not sure if you have seen the occasional real estate award mentioned in one of our social media channels. We have had a discussion in our team in terms of how and whether we communicate the achievements. We have honestly been torn. This is why. 

Finalist

Awards, a form of self-congratulations?

I ran into some colleagues from another industry recently. We started talking about industry awards. The group was divided on the topic. Some said awards...

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May 31, 2017

What to see this weekend

Are you in the market for a new home, or simply want to keep an eye on what is happening at the moment? First National Newcastle City keeps you up to date with what you can look at and what is coming up for auction this weekend.

Hamilton South

3 bed I 2 bath I 2 car

123a Jenner Parade, Hamilton South. Auction Sun June 4th at 11am. 

JennerPde

A stylish Palm Springs-style single level home...

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May 07, 2017

Top 3 tips when you look for your property manager

Did you know that a property manager can be the maker or breaker of a relationship between a property investor and a tenant? We spoke to Cath Simpson and Kathryn Macansh about what you should look for in your next property manager. 

Their top 3 tips:

1. Look for a property manager who understands you and your property.

2. Seek out a property manager who has a thorough understanding of relevant legislation.

3. Experience...

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April 07, 2017

Easter and property

Can you believe we have arrived at the school holidays already? Next week will see many of us hunting around for Easter eggs.  

I thought I'd take this opportunity to give a brief view of what we expect the market to do over the holidays and share some of the properties we are proud to represent over the coming period. 

George Rafty

Easter - do people think property?

We have had a busy few weeks leading...

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March 15, 2017

Meet your new Property Management team

You may not know this, but sometimes real estate companies treat their sales and their property management departments differently.

Sales comes first and property management comes second. Not at First National Newcastle City.

We have designed our new property management service to be on an equal footing with our residential sales team. It will be built from the ground up, organically and one property at a time. We believe we can service you better this way. 

We would like to deliver on our...

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March 10, 2017

Why we are launching Property Management

After just one year in the market (and what a year this has been!) we are proud to announce we are launching property management to Newcastle.

Now, I realise we are not the first real estate agency to launch this service, and I am not saying we are better than competitors. I’m saying we are different.

In the planning of this launch we wanted to make sure we could service you, our clients, as well in property management as we do in...

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February 21, 2017

Auction Atmosphere on The Hill

What a weekend we had here at First National Newcastle City!

The Hill

Auction at 90 Newcomen Street, The Hill. 

It's well-known that we love a good auction, and 90 Newcomen street, The Hill did not disappoint. Saturday came out in a sunny, and thankfully a little cooler afternoon. The turnout on the day was great and the owners and buyers were full of anticipation.

Auction Newcomen St

Good vibes...

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February 21, 2017

This week at First National Newcastle

Pre-auction sales

We had two beautiful properties on the market last week, and both sold before auction.

30 Glebe Road The Junction sold for $1,230,000 to a lovely local family. Situated in the heart of the Junction, minutes from surf and cafes, this three-bedroom 1 car park home has received new owners. 

 Glebe RdGlebe Rd Yard

30 Glebe Road, The Junction sold pre-auction.

If you have ever take a stroll...

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